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LEVER Partner Spotlight: Ricardo Basurto-Dávila on the County of San Diego’s research priorities and culture of learning

In this Partner Spotlight series, J-PAL North America and Results for America highlight the government leaders and decision-makers who are harnessing data, evaluation, and evidence to advance economic mobility via our Leveraging Evaluation and Evidence for Equitable Recovery (LEVER) programming...
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Strengthening capacity for evidence generation: J-PAL’s evaluation incubators

This is the fourth blog in a series illustrating stories of how J-PAL’s training courses have built new policy and research partnerships and strengthened existing ones to advance evidence-informed decision-making. The first blog in the series highlights two meaningful examples from J-PAL’s...
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Rigorously evaluating cash transfer programs in the United States: Considerations, challenges, and future research questions

In September 2023, researchers conducting randomized evaluations of cash transfer programs in the United States gathered at Duke University to discuss their ongoing and completed research projects. In this post, we highlight key takeaways from these conversations.
J-PAL staff (left-to-right) Jatnna Amador, Laina Sonterblum, and Cordelia Kwon sit at a table while J-PAL North America Co-Scientific Director Matt Notowidgdo stands at a podium next to a slide show that reads “Using inclusive and asset-based communication in research.”

Researching racial equity: Integrating inclusive and asset-based communication throughout the research cycle

In part five of J-PAL North America’s researching racial equity blog series, we recapitulate our workshop on inclusive and asset-based communication in research, recently delivered at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s (APPAM) 2023 annual conference.
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Celebrating 20 years of J-PAL and looking to the future

On November 3, we hosted an event at MIT in Cambridge, MA, that brought together a diverse group of partners to reflect on two decades of progress and look to the future. The event showcased perspectives of people engaging directly with evidence-informed policies, featuring program participants and...
 The implementation of main water pipelines connection project in Qena with the participation of the local community.

20 for 20: Life from Water’s evidence-based journey in Egypt

  • Mohannad Abouelrouse
This is the sixth post of J-PAL’s 20 for 20: Partner Voices blog series, where we showcase stories of results and impact with our partners to celebrate our twentieth anniversary. Read on to learn more about how J-PAL Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) partnership with Life from Water Foundation...
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African Scholar Spotlight: Jaah Mkupete

This post is part of our ongoing series showcasing the work and perspectives of economists from the African continent who are leading randomized evaluations. In this spotlight, we speak with Jaah Mkupete, a lecturer of economics at the University of Dar es Salaam.
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Shukuma in South African schools: Fostering strong partnerships to address violence in the Western Cape

In 2019, representatives from the Western Cape Government’s Department of the Premier's Office attended J-PAL Africa’s Evaluating Social Programs (ESP) course in Cape Town to learn more about how evidence from randomized evaluations can inform program design and implementation. During ESP...